Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My favorite flowers....lilacs! These purple ones are more fragrant than the white ones I have on the other side of the yard.
Apple blossoms from the other tree.
And, to show you how early everything is....our strawberries have blooms on them! This isn't supposed to happen until Memorial Day!
not to forget who made this earth and everything on it!
While you're looking at the beauty around you this Spring...the new bright green leaves on the trees, the heads of the flowers bobbing on the breeze, the bright blue sky...the sounds of the singing birds [Can you tell that I just came in from hanging out the clothes? LOL]
remember that our awesome God created all of these things out of nothing!
Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
Genesis 2:4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens...
Psalm 148:4-6 4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass
Don't forget to praise HIM! Happy Earth Day!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Go on over and check it out! :0)
Hope you win!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
My primroses and grape hya cinths are up (my dh doesn't like those grape hyacinths--he's pulled them out numerous times) :0)
My mountain pinks (although there are no mountains here) :0) are out, along with the daffodils - which are almost finished their blooming.
Can you see the one lovely dandelion growing in the mountain pinks? LOL
These faithful purple pansies were planted in the fall, and flowered ALL winter! Even in the snow!My parsley also wintered over. I have used it all winter for my stews and soups!My favorite flowers-the lilacs are in bud and will bloom very soon! These are my purple ones, I also have white.
One more picture of my house with the pretty cherry tree in bloom!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The different tastes of this lasagna will surprise and delight company.
4 lbs. Fresh asparagus
1 lb. Butter
2 C. Flour
2 C. Chablis
4 tsp. Lemon Zest
2 C. Half and Half
2 C. Milk
16 oz. Ricotta Cheese
8 whole Eggs
1 box Lasagna Noodles
9 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked
1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese
1 lb. Parmesan Cheese
Marinara Sauce (below)
Roast asparagus in a small amount of olive oil in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Make the white sauce with the next six ingredients. Mix eggs, and Ricotta cheese together, and add this to the white sauce. Cook lasagna noodles as directed on package, and coat the noodles with sauce, and lay in a 9 by 13 inch casserole that has been coated with nonstick spray. Chop chicken and asparagus, spread over the noodles, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. One layer of noodles and repeat. Top with noodles, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve after casserole has sat for 15 minutes. Top with red sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 carrot, grated
1/2 C. Butter
5 ripe Roma Tomatoes, quartered
1/4 C. chopped Fresh Basil Leaves
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. Sugar
2 C. Chicken Stock
In a quart sauce pan sauté onions and carrots in butter. Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Puree in blender until smooth. Return to saucepan, and chicken stock and reheat.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Prep 12 minutes
Makes 6 servings
1 pound baby red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 pound chicken-breast tenders
1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli florets
1 can (103/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
8 ounces cooked ham in 1 piece, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Meanwhile, in microwave safe large bowl. place potatoes and 3 tablespoons water. Cover bowl with waxed paper and microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender, stirring once.
3. Add chicken and all remaining ingredients to potatoes and toss to mix well. Transfer mixture to 13" by 9" glass or ceraminc baking dish. Bake casserole, uncovered, 50 to 55 minutes or until chicken loses its pink color throughout and cheese begins to brown.